National Fire Prevention Week (NFPW) is October 8 through October 14. At Blue Sky, we specialize in time spent outdoors around the fire. But we also prioritize fire safety!
Fall is a great season to invite friends and family over to sit around the fire. While our main priority is having fun during your time outdoors, we also want to ensure that you’re taking into account fire safety. Below are a few tips to note while enjoying your Blue Sky fire pit throughout the entire year.
Check for local burn bans
Before you start your fire, you should always consult your local area for any burn bans that may be in effect in your area. Burn bans will prevent you from starting your fire in unsafe conditions.
So before lighting up your fire, consult your county, municipality, state or campgrounds for ordinances for regulations on open burning or burn bans that are in effect. For example, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has an active map for counties regarding burn ban notices.
Smokey Bear notes to check local regulations, as permits may be required when you’re burning. Also, keep a tab on burn bans regularly — several days leading up to your fire and several weeks after the burn. This is especially important if the weather is warm, dry and windy.
Fire safety tips for your Blue Sky smokeless fire pit
After you’ve consulted your local ordinances for open burning, it’s time to get the fire started. However, there are a few safety tips to consider beforehand. Luckily, we are here to help you have a safe and enjoyable experience around your fire.
Check out a few of our helpful tips to keep you and everyone around you safe:
- Your fire pit should be used only on hard, level surfaces. It should not be used on asphalt or directly on wooden or composite decks.
- Do not touch the fire pit until the fire is out and completely cool. All surfaces of the fire pit are hot when in operation and fires can reach up to 1,400 degrees.
- Never leave a fire unattended, and make sure the fire is completely out before leaving it for the day or night.
- Our fire pits are meant for firewood or hardwood pellets only. Do not use softwoods, charcoal briquettes, manufactured logs, gasoline, alcohol, etc.
- Fire pits should be a minimum of 10’ away from buildings, structures and flammable items. It should also not be used under any coverings, such as pergolas, patio umbrellas and more.
- Do not attempt to move the fire pit while it’s burning.
For the complete list of fire safety tips, read our owner’s manual. Our owner’s manual can be found under each products’ webpage.
Once you’ve completed your fire safety checks, it’s time to relax and enjoy your fire. There is nothing better than a fire during cooler fall nights, and now you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve followed all the fire safety tips.
Keep practicing fire safety all year long when using your Blue Sky fire pit! For more fire safety information, visit National Fire Prevention Week’s website.
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